How NLC President, Joe Ajaero Was Arrested In Imo | READ DETAILS


How NLC President, Joe Ajaero Was Arrested In Imo | READ DETAILS

The “Occupy Imo” protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has taken another shape as the president of the Union, Joe Ajaero, has reportedly been arrested by police operatives.

Ajaero was allegedly picked up from the NLC State Council Secretariat by heavily armed policemen in Owerri on Wednesday.

This is as miscreants have descended on protesters, smashing vehicles and inflicting injuries on labour members.

The Head of Media at the NLC Headquarters, Benson Uper, stated this via a WhatsApp message to Channels Television.

According to NLC’s Head of Information and Publicity, Benson Upah;

“The NLC President was abducted by men suspected to be Policemen armed to their teeth at the Imo state NLC secretariat on Wednesday as we were about to commence our lawful protest against the violation of trade union rights of the workers”.

On his own part, NLC Deputy General Secretary and Chief of Staff to the NLC President, Chris Onyeka said;

“As workers were gathering to protest their maltreatment by the state government in Owerri, Imo state and the President of NLC was about to address the workers, the Police came amidst attacks by thugs to arrest Ajaero.

“Thugs first attacked and dragged Ajaero from the platform before Police came to arrest him along with another senior official of the NLC”.

ALL FACTS NEWSPAPER had reported that NLC threatened to protest in Imo state over alleged non-payment of workers salaries.

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